Life Safety Equipment - Required Qualifications for Tradespeople
Please click here for information on the necessary service provider qualifications for the verification, installation, inspection and maintenance of the following fire protection and life safety systems:
Special fire suppression systems:
- portable fire extinguishers
- fire alarm and voice communication systems
- sprinkler systems
- water-based fire protection systems
- integrated fire protection and life safety systems.
This also provides guidance regarding the qualifications of service providers for the cleaning of commercial cooking equipment exhaust systems and certification of contractors that conduct installations, removals, maintenance, and repairs of aboveground and underground storage tank systems.
Manufacturers providing certification for special fire suppression systems
Please provide as much of the following information as possible. Installer/Service, person's name, company, product line/group, and type of work.
For product lines:
Ansul: R-102, Piranha and PyroChem: Kitchen Knight, Attendant and Monarch, call or use email:
Fire Alarm and Voice Communication Systems
In order to install, test or perform maintenance a person must hold an approved certificate of training from:
- A public post-secondary educational institution OR
- The Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA)
To check your tradesperson’s qualifications to work on your fire alarm and voice communication systems:
- Click here and enter their Technician Number if they qualified at CFAA.
- Click here if they qualified at Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT)
For further information on all fire alarm system requirements, please see STANDATA 19-FCI-007.
For further information, please call 311
Commercial Cooking Equipment Exhaust Systems
To perform maintenance on commercial cooking equipment exhaust systems, a person must have a certificate verifying that they have completed an approved course of training in duct-cleaning procedures.
To check your tradesperson’s qualifications to work on your commercial cooking equipment exhaust system, please check contact email@example.com or 1-866-966-4728 if they trained at Phil Ackland Kitchen Exhaust Certification and Training, or firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-844-537-5685 if they attended MFS Exhaust Hood Cleaning School.